pariniṣṭhito 'pi nairguṇye
ākhyānaṁ yad adhītavān
pariniṣṭhitaḥ—situated; api—although; nairguṇye—in the transcendental position, freed from the material modes of nature; uttamaḥ-śloka-līlayā—by the pastimes of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Uttamaḥśloka; gṛhīta-ceta—the mind became fully taken over; rājarṣe—O great King; ākhyānam—the narration; yat—which; adhītavān—studied.
" 'Śukadeva Gosvāmī addressed Parīkṣit Mahārāja, "My dear King, although I was fully situated in the transcendental position, I was nonetheless attracted to the pastimes of Lord Kṛṣṇa. Therefore I studied Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam from my father.' "
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